Nuno Vasco Lopes

Nuno Vasco Lopes
University of Minho · Department of Information Systems (DSI)

PhD

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September 2010 - present
University of Minho
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Publications (42)
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In the context of the unprecedented sustainability challenges provoked by rapid urbanization, this chapter analyzes the unreadiness of actual Pakistan governance model to deal with those challenges and therefore suggests a suitable and flexible governance model for Pakistan cities to become smarter and sustainable. In that sense, the chapter starts...
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Smart cities are at the heart of countries’ strategies as an efficient approach for dealing with the global challenges identified by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in the Paris Climate Agreement. The majority of those challenges reside in urban context and, given the rapid urbanisation trend, they can get wors...
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This paper starts by presenting the research landscape of the vulnerabilities of cyberspace; afterwards, it classifies the cyber vulnerabilities identified in the literature; finally, it proposes a cybersecurity model to tackle the cyberspace vulnerabilities found. The proposed model is grounded in three main pillars: a cybersecurity governance app...
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This paper presents the results of the preliminary framework proposed by the authors for Smart Governance drivers. In this sense, the issue for research is the following: which are the requirements in order to reach participative governance in Smart Cities' government portals? In search of reply to these questions it was proposed a model for electr...
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As part of a larger study, this research paper answer two key research questions: How are we performing better in bridging the digital divide? What are the trends and most influential factors in digital divide? To answer these two questions, the paper uses ITU data for 209 countries between 2010 and 2015. The descriptive statistics show that the ke...
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This paper analyzes the public service delivery transformation on three countries, Canada, China and Estonia, using a systemic conceptual framework designed for helping decision-makers and governments design and provide the public services delivery in different contexts. The framework has been built based on thorough literature review and grounded...
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With the recent technological developments new possibilities arise for the use of wearables and medical monitoring devices by patients and their respective integration into the digital health ecosystem. FHIRbox is a distributed system under development by the authors for integrating data from various diagnosis devices, complying with FHIR - the lat...
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The urban issue is currently of great interest. The cities and its multiple socio-cultural and political manifestations have been acquiring, from the technological changes of Information Society, new in-struments for ensuring the quality of the future life of most of the world popula-tion, and this subject has been named in doctrine as Smart Cities...
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For the internet of things (IoT) to fully emerge, it is necessary to design a suitable system architecture and specific protocols for this environment. The former to provide horizontal solutions, breaking away the current paradigm of silos solutions, and thus, allowing the creation of open and interoperable systems; while the latter will offer effi...
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This paper follows the research framework for context-specific public service delivery presented at ICEGOV 2016. The research has been conducted at the UNU-EGOV unit during the last year. The paper presents the research landscape for ICT enabled public service delivery scientific and policy literature. The findings are analyzed and presented in a c...
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This paper follows the research framework for context-specific public service delivery presented at ICEGOV 2016 [1]. The research has been conducted at the UNU-EGOV unit during the last year. The paper presents the research landscape for ICT enabled public service delivery scientific and policy literature. The findings are analyzed and presented in...
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Nanotechnology is a new and very promising area of research which will allow several new applications to be created in different fields, such as, biological, medical, environmental, military, agricultural, industrial and consumer goods. This paper focuses specifically on nanocommunications, which will allow interconnected devices, at the nano-scale...
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In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) Member States subscribed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda (General Assembly 2015). This work makes an analysis on how Knowledge Societies can effectively contribute for the achievements of the Agenda's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, it will be presented the research o...
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A Virtual Enterprise (VE) can be viewed as a project, with a lifecycle corresponding to the period between its creation and integration of the constituting elements until its dissolution, comprehending its operation and including its reconfigurations. The authors propose that the VE lifecycle is aligned and can be managed using the frameworks provi...
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This article presents a stress detection model based on real time collection and analysis of physiological signals monitored by non-invasive and non-intrusive sensors. The assumption of a state of stress is made taking into account the validation of a certain number of biometric reactions to some specific situations. The biometric data collected is...
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Building a Smarter Planet with smarter energy are increasing concerns that touch all existing and known human areas, being them social, scientific, cultural, economical or political. Environmental sensing and monitoring initiatives will be gratified by new Information System (IS) architectures and collaboration protocols arising with Cloud Computin...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept that can foster the emergence of innovative applications. In order to minimize parents's concerns about their children's safety, this paper presents the design of a smart Internet of Things system for identifying dangerous situations. The system will be based on real time collection and analysis of physiolo...
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Currently, VANETs (Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks) are attracting a lot of interest in the scientific community and this is mainly due to its usefulness in the deployment of new Intelligent Transportation Systems. However, due to the very high mobility of vehicles in this sort of networks the handover process represents a serious problem, in particular...
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We are living in a new communication age, which will radically transform the way we live in our society. A world where anything will be connected to Internet is being created, generating an entirely new dynamic network - The Internet of Things (IoT) - enabling new means of communication between people, things and environment. A suitable architectur...
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The increasing proliferation of mobile devices along with the evolution of access technologies has led to a growth on a variety of services which the end user has at his disposal. This technological development has resulted in a higher bandwidth availability at more competitive prices. Currently, the technological challenge involves integrating sev...
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Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as the future of Internet. We will step out from typical current communication paradigm, to a much wider spectrum, where normal “things” will talk to each other, independent of human interaction. Emphasizing its importance in health industry, it can save lives and improve the ageing and disabled population's quality...
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Nano-communications have tremendous potential for applications in the biomedical, environmental, industrial and military fields. Molecular communication is a new communication paradigm which allows nanomachines to exchange information using molecules as carrier. This is the most promising communication method within nanonetworks, since using electr...
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With advances in communication technology, future internet presents numerous opportunities to develop new systems designed to make day to day life easier and to enhance and prolong the life of people with disabilities. This motivation propels the development of new services that integrate the mobility of cloud systems and the diversity of IoT (Inte...
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Purpose – The health and social care sector is receiving growing attention due to the increased life expectancy and to the public demand for a better quality of life and better health services. New cost-efficient approaches are required, and the paper aims to present and discuss the main results of a study undertaken in a Portuguese municipality on...
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The health and social care sector is receiving growing attention for the last years, due to the increased life expectancy, the public demand for a better quality of life and for better health services. These requirements can be met with more cost-efficient approaches and using new technology-based solutions for providing services. The paper present...
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This paper addresses the issue of mobility and QoS management principles as well as the mobility and QoS management integration in the sense of build a QoS-aware architecture for mobile Internet. After covering the mobility and QoS management principles and integration, this paper also proposes a new QoS-aware architecture for mobile Internet. This...
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This paper proposes a QoS micro-mobility solution capable of providing QoS support for global mobility. The solution comprises enhancements with regards to the mobility management of Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) and in the resource management of the Differentiated Services (DiffServ) QoS model. The mobility management of MIPv6 was extended with fast and lo...
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Ideally, the future Internet must provide acceptable Quality of Service (QoS) to mobile users that are running real-time applications and are moving across different access points at high speeds. The user mobility presents a great challenge to the network layer in order to maintain users on going connections. Currently, the Internet protocol that m...
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In the near future, wireless networks will certainly run real-time applications with special Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. In this context micro mobility management schemes such as Fast Handovers over Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (F-HMIPv6) will be a useful tool in reducing Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) handover disruption and thereby to improve delay a...
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Today, users want to have simultaneously mobility, Quality of Service (QoS) and be always connected to Internet. Therefore, this paper proposes a QoS micro-mobility solution able to provide QoS support for global mobility. The solution comprises enhancements in the mobility management of Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) and in the resources management of Differ...
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In a nearby future wireless networks will run applications with special QoS requirements. FHMIP is an effective scheme to reduce Mobile IPv6 handover disruption but it does not deal with any other specific QoS requirement. Therefore new traffic management schemes are needed in order to provide QoS guarantees to real-time applications and this impli...
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Wireless networks will certainly run applications with strict QoS requirements and so, micro-mobility protocols such as fast hierarchical mobile IPv6 (FHMIP) are useful tools to accomplish this new feature. The FHMIP is an effective scheme to reduce Mobile IPv6 handover disruption, however it does not support application's QoS requirements. Therefo...
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The next generation of mobile phones will be probably all-IP based enabling users to access Internet services. In order to make this possible a satisfactory quality of service, at least equal to the fixed Internet, must be ensured. To achieve this goal an end-to-end QoS system must be constructed. Another fact is the dominance of IP over other tech...

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